My mate Enjah posted a trailer for a film I’d never heard of called “Waiting for Superman” and after watching it I find myself seething with rage at the injustices of the world. Christ, for the richest, most powerful, most dynamic empire the world has EVER seen, America sure is a basket case. Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m not doing a merry jig over here about the UK here either – we also piss our potential up the wall in ways just as morally bankrupt as the US, it’s just you ‘merkins do it so much… well, bigger.
Look my Trans-Atlantic cousins, I’m not looking to score political points here and don’t think I’ll entertain a comment flame-fest (this isn’t an opinion blog, it’s mine and as such I get to decide who calls me a dickhead and it ain’t you – you don’t agree the just stop reading and come back later for a post about some stuff in Second Life I like) but pumping money into a national health system and a fair national education system will not make you Commies. We used to do this a lot more than we do now (bastard Tories) and I almost never kiss my portraits of Stalin or pray to Chairman Mao any more – no, the endless reality shows on TV means that we all now worship at the altar of Simon Cowell so that’s OK isn’t it. *sobs*
If I could recommend one thing to the half-dozen people who read the shit I post here, it would be to read The Spirit Level (which, thankfully, has fuck all to do with spirits, human or cosmic, but instead refers to the popular iPhone app… I mean building tool for ensuring what you are building is level and will not fall on someone and kill them). It’s a rather amazing book – not the easiest to get into, but worth it in the end. Unless you like Capitalism and aren’t too bothered about the poor fuckers making your jeans, etc. that is, in which case I’d steer clear. But if you like Capitalism but would rather like it to be a little less twatish and a lot more caring then this is the book for you, oh yes! 🙂
Anyway, here’s the trailer that brought on this fit of “We’re all dooooooooooooooomed!”
A generation less literate than the last. Jesus.
p.s. here’s a film about the Spirit Level book